From BR Bullpen
Alfred L Barker
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 6' 0", Weight 162 lb.
- Debut June 1, 1871
- Final Game June 1, 1871
- Born January 18, 1839 in Lost Creek, IN USA
- Died September 15, 1912 in Rockford, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Al Barker got into one game with the Rockford Forest Citys in 1871. He was by far the oldest player on the team, but then agfain he was the only player to have been around when the team was founded back in 1865. He started in a road game in New York and did pretty well, getting a couple RBI and a couple put-outs.
Barker played for the Forest City team in 1868-70 before participating in the 1871 National Association. After his baseball career, he stayed in Rockford, IL and was a civic leader. He did return to baseball briefly in 1881 when he umpired three National League games in Chicago, IL.